A loan of $2,375 helped a member buy goods.

Mariama Penda's Group's story

This group, created in December 2012, consists of 18 members who are all from the same locality. Their main activity is trade.

Binta, who is standing at the far right of the photo and raising her arm, is 38 years old, married and the mother of seven children of whom four are boys and three are girls.

With her funding she plans to buy five bags of fonio at 25,000 francs per bag.

Her objectives for using the profits are to contribute towards daily expenditures and family care, and also to bolster her savings.

In this group: Mariama Penda, Sira Malado, Pena Néné, Fatoumata, Binta, Diénaba Koré, Hawa, Kadidia, Kadidiatou, Finda, Bailo, Kadidia, Mariétou, Halimatou, Maimouna, Maréme, Djiba, Sira

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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